US Army Engineers Assist Taji Water Projects
The US Army Corps of Engineers has been enjoying the ability to concentrate on rebuilding Iraq now that the overall security situation has improved so much. As the Iraqi Security Forces have been successful in taking over the security situation, the Army Engineers have stepped up efforts in working on different projects to benefit the Iraqi Citizens.
One of the newest projects have been the Karkh Water Treatment plan near Taji. The village northwest of Baghdad has needed a new water treatment plant. The new plant is a $20 million dollar facility that is nearly done. It will provide water for Taji, and also nearly 50 percent of Baghdad. It will be a huge success story and residents will not have to worry about contaminated water, or low water levels in the reservoirs.
The overall plant will provide a daily output of 1.36 million liters of water a day. It is connected by a 2.1 meter wide pipe, that will provide Taji with water, and with a connecting system to the city of Baghdad at large. It is a huge successful example of how well the coalition can assist Iraqi citizens with completing and rebuilding different areas of their own nation.
The original Karkh water plant was heavily damaged by an insurgent vehicle terrorist bomb. After it went out of service, the area has relied on a lot of other methods to get water, and it at times has been very difficult to get fresh water. Now, with the repairs, the US Army Corps of Engineers will be able to chime in and work hard to assist and work in other areas.